Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Director: Céline Sciamma Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami Walking home from seeing Portrait of a Lady on Fire, I reached the crossing at a roundabout, pressed the small circular button and waited for the lights to change. Shimmying slightly through my glasses, the green man lit up clearly and I stepped onto the … Continue reading Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

The Best Films Of The Decade

I posted a list like this, broken out into 5 parts, earlier this year, then took it down again. I was triggered by a couple of other publications that dared to make their lists so early. This is an updated version. Long, but snugly housed all in the one post. It just requires a lot … Continue reading The Best Films Of The Decade

Review: My Life As A Courgette

Director: Claude Barras Céline Sciamma certainly has a way of tapping into childhood. Her own directorial efforts Water Lillies, Tomboy and Girlhood have focused keenly on youth and adolescence, and have earned just praise for their observations. She approaches our fledgling and formative years with a level of credibility that the young aren't often afforded in the movies, … Continue reading Review: My Life As A Courgette